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Old 25th September 2008, 21:52   #16
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8000 bucks for a key, 25000 bucks for a run-flat BMW tyre. No one can say India is an agrarian economy anymore!
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7000 bucks and 2 months - that was what I got from a Skoda dealer
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Old 25th September 2008, 22:24   #18
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Go to Ebay.co.uk, you get blanks cheap. There is a way of programming the key with a VAG.cOM
Yes but get the plain keys its very easy to program.

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Old 25th September 2008, 23:44   #19
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what is the cheapest thing to replace in a freaking skoda anyways. got my honda cvt today. 3 new keys with full car locks changed. part price is 9000 i paid 0, extended waranty babyyyyy
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I think the cheapest thing to get replaced in skoda is the battery of the key.
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Old 26th September 2008, 00:54   #21
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I think the cheapest thing to get replaced in skoda is the battery of the key.
How much would that cost? Rs 2000 ?
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8000 for a key is expensive,but then what is Skoda famous for?

A friend got horns in his Octavia L&K replaced cost him around 6K
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Old 26th September 2008, 08:36   #23
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Yes but get the plain keys its very easy to program.

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I beleive so, the article is here
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Old 26th September 2008, 10:12   #24
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call for battery and find out lol... also one thing why does skoda think its premium brand anyways, if one goes anywhere but india from 10000 cars the chances are you will see one skoda. in dubai i have seen none, nor in the south east asia. over all its a flop brand surely. only if you go to to their own land you will find it. either way no matter how good the RS is im staying away. japanese is the way to go if staying in here...
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How much would that cost? Rs 2000 ?
Just a sec... you forget to add svc tax to final costing

But seriously, skoda spares are very badly priced. Wheel cap @ > 2K and now a key @ 8K is certainly a robbery.
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.s i would never have to buy a key for my Indica as we get four or five keys !
OT: to the best of my knowledge, the Indica comes with 3 keys when delivered from the showroom.
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Old 26th September 2008, 10:51   #27
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Except for India, skoda is not a premium brand

In urban area's skoda is very successful

Skoda is very successful in Europe and eastern Europe. They have not really tried marketing in S.E. Asia so I wouuld not say it is a total flop.

If you see their pricing, you have yet to see VW's!

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call for battery and find out lol... also one thing why does skoda think its premium brand anyways, if one goes anywhere but india from 10000 cars the chances are you will see one skoda. in dubai i have seen none, nor in the south east asia. over all its a flop brand surely. only if you go to to their own land you will find it. either way no matter how good the RS is im staying away. japanese is the way to go if staying in here...
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Is this original Aurocop ? I don't think so. Because mine is a different series of Autocop but there cant be such a huge different in price. And if thats the case, i am going to charge my dealer tomorrow ! However, when did you get the remote ? I got it in 2003, prices mighht have been high at that time.
Yes, absolutely original, I got it from Autocop itself. It was in 2005.

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Old 26th September 2008, 12:16   #29
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7000 bucks and 2 months - that was what I got from a Skoda dealer
Aha, so its only Kolkata`s very own JIA AUTO is the killer thief

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Yes but get the plain keys its very easy to program.

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aha, I get the plain keys on ebay, get them cut from the cutters and program them?

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I think the cheapest thing to get replaced in skoda is the battery of the key.
haha, I was genuinely surprised when they replaced the headlamp washer nozzle for Rs.600 ++

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How much would that cost? Rs 2000 ?
Haha, we`ll find out soon enough, I`d asked the skoda guy to mail me an estimate, (5 days ago!!) when we get it, maybe the battery will be mentioned as a separate part number!
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8000 for a key is expensive,but then what is Skoda famous for?

haha.really!

A friend got horns in his Octavia L&K replaced cost him around 6K
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I beleive so, the article is here
thanks ajmat, I`ll look it up, however the blanks that are selling dont have any buttons I think! So how is it done then?

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call for battery and find out lol... also one thing why does skoda think its premium brand anyways, if one goes anywhere but india from 10000 cars the chances are you will see one skoda. in dubai i have seen none, nor in the south east asia. over all its a flop brand surely. only if you go to to their own land you will find it. either way no matter how good the RS is im staying away. japanese is the way to go if staying in here...
ya, Skoda can make great cars, if they could only service them like they make them

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Just a sec... you forget to add svc tax to final costing

But seriously, skoda spares are very badly priced. Wheel cap @ > 2K and now a key @ 8K is certainly a robbery.
hahah! wait till you see what they did when I sent my car for painting!

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Old 26th September 2008, 12:35   #30
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Didn't the RS come with a fancy keyfob similar to the one in the picture?
If yes, then is it really worth getting it from outside?
I have one key with the hotshot fob anyway, I just want a spare one in case I lose this!

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Oops, 8000/- for a key!! Way too much, consider yourself lucky that you got saved from other mechanical expenditures, as one can just imagine, if a mere key comes at 8k, what would other essential parts cost?
Hehe, well, wheelcaps at 2300,horns at 6000 what have you!

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Here's the vRs keys for you guys.

Attachment 52887


If you are getting a duplicate key just because the buttons and the lock is not working and the skoda dealer's say that it's battery cannot be replaced.

Don't be fooled by this.

It can be done .


If it's for some other reason , i will contact here at the Delhi Showroom day after and let you know the price for the same
No no, I just need a spare key, my current key is working fine!

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Confirmed from my friend. He lives in Chennai. He bargained it down to Rs.4800. So watch out !
CAL DEALER THIEF! Please, if it wouldnt be too much trouble can you ask him for a copy of the bill? scanned, fax, anything, the dealer in cal refuses to believe. He says skoda india has given these prices, blah blah.

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Go to Ebay.co.uk, you get blanks cheap. There is a way of programming the key with a VAG.cOM
I asked the dealer if he`d reprogram the keys if I get em from outside, he said "I`ll check with Skoda"!!!!
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